The Booth Babes of the 2011 SHOT Show

Always on the search for a pretty girl to share the duck blind with, our editor hit the SHOT Show floor to interview booth babes about their hunting experience. While he failed to find a hunting partner, he did learn a little bit about the lives these lovely ladies lead and was surprised to shatter a few stereotypes...
Amanda Abbot, doing duty at the Extreme Dimension Wildlife Calls booth, has shot recreationally and said her favorite gun is a Beretta. Of all the Booth Babes, she was the only one that offered our editor her phone number.
Brianne Cox, attending her first SHOT, and Brooke Wake, with three SHOT Shows under her belt, were modeling the latest offerings from Bulletgirl, which sells fine jewelry made from handgun and rifle cartridges. Brooke wasn't just more experienced fending off advances from the "interesting characters" at SHOT, but also owns a handgun for personal defense.
In her Sitka gear and armed with Duracoated rifle, Bunny was geared up to go hunting, but we think she should lighten up on the Botox treatments.
Duracoat model Peaches isn't much of a conversationalist, but we are impressed with her ability to stay quiet in a deer stand.
Carly Drake was signing calendars at the Dillon Aero booth.
Actor and model Cathy Rankin was on hand selling copies of her 2011 American Pinup Tribute Calendar, with all proceeds supporting troops through the New England Warrior foundation. Cathy has an avid following among the military, where her Dillon Precision poster graces soldiers' quarters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cathy's father taught her to shoot at an early age and kept the family well fed in venison.
When asked if she hunted, Dannie Ward responded with a pat of the reporter's arm and sweet southern drawl. "Honey, I'm an Alabama girl. I grew up hunting." She loves venison breakfast sausage and her Glock G-19 in 9mm.
Miss December Erica Crosby was signing copies of the Tactical Girls Calendar in support of AmericanSnipers.org. Erica's not just a model; along with her husband, she owns Arizona's largest gun safe dealer - Safe City in Mesa.
As an accountant who moonlights as a model for the Tactical Girls Calendar, Erin Banks can file your taxes or help fight terrorists. Attending her second SHOT Show, Miss November, like many SHOT attendees, admits to getting to lost among the maze of booths on the show floor.
Dancer Eve Grey was handing out catalogs at the Do-All Outdoors booth. A SHOT newbie, Grey was amazed at the culture that surrounds hunting.
One of the hazards (or benefits) of being a Booth Babe is dealing with the attention of the mostly male hordes that roam the floor. Melanie James (right) was once approached by an Italian man who recruited an English-speaking friend to ask her out. While flattered, Melanie, a well-traveled Australian, responded in the negative. In Italian. Melanie James and friend Robyn Van Dyke were handing out can coolers at the Gun Broker booth.
At SHOT Show veteran, model Heather Smith is a familiar face to gun nuts that read any of the tactical magazines on the newsstand. She's appeared in several ads for European American Armory and loves to shoot. Next on her to-do list is learn to hunt and has recruited several friends to help her get started.
Undertech model Jamie Villamor first hit the runway at age 5. The avowed gun nut owns a Sig .40 and grew up hunting with her dad.
Proving the point that you should never sell a gun, BDS Tactical model Kayla-Jane Danger still sheds a tear about giving up a vintage .22 pistol she used to pack in a thigh holster. Kayla-Jane learned to bowhunt as a young girl and wishes she had more time to spend in the woods.
L.A. native Melodie Gore, signing posters in the BDS Tactical booth, has shot ARs and M5s, but prefers her Nighthawk Lady Hawk 9mm.
Professional model Shana Prevette comes from a family of hunters and loves wild game. After a long day at the Tapco booth, she admitted she was hungry for some deer jerky.
Lynn Jordan, who landed the cover of the Tactical Girls 2011 Calendar, posed with some expressionless guys and handed out autographes.

Always on the search for a pretty girl to share the duck blind with, our editor hit the SHOT Show floor to interview booth babes about their hunting experience. While he failed to find a hunting partner, he did learn a little bit about the lives these lovely ladies lead and was surprised to shatter a few stereotypes...